rief is one of the hardest things about being human. Losing a loved one takes an immeasurable toll, and afterward, mementos and memories are often all we have to cling to.
Bailey Sellers, who lost her father to pancreatic cancer when she was just 16 years old, knows this particular pain all too well. What her dad did to comfort his little girl, however, is exceptional in its forethought and overwhelming beauty.
Sometimes, being human seems like an uphill battle.
Life has numerous joys and silver linings, but from time to time, the daily grind can seem just that, a grind. Big disappointments and little setbacks happen. But humans are resilient, so we keep pushing on.
Of all life's hurdles however, death seems to be the one most likely to hit us like a train.
Getting laid off, enduring a serious injury, or dealing with family drama are all unpleasant. But none of those come close to the hardship of losing someone close to you. Death is in its own category, beyond any financial woes or physical setbacks.
It's often difficult to see an end to grief.
Grief is an emotion that can be stifling, heavy, and make it almost impossible to function day-to-day. When intense sadness like that has a stronghold on us, seeing any type of light in the future feels next to impossible.
The loss of a parent is one of the most crippling experiences we as humans go through.
If we’re close to the people who raised us, their death, especially if it’s sudden, brings an avalanche of grief. Parents, often, are the people who moor us and give a sense of home and guidance, so their loss cuts deep and has the potential to leave us feeling adrift.
Thankfully, life equips us with resources to heal pain and get through the grieving process.
While it can seem like they’re the only thing we have, memories, though painful at first, can, in time, become the balm that soothes raw pain. Being able to recall happy times, memorable smiles, and holding cherished photos close helps, at least a little.